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Bozeman's Will Dissly, left, sacks West quarterback Wilson Brott for a safety in the first quarter Friday, October 18, 2013.

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We've been updating the list of Montana prep football players to commit to play college football through the past month or so.

When we originally started the list on National Signing Day in early February, we had fewer than 100 names on it. The list rapidly grew to more than 100 by the end of the day, thanks to school announcements, emails and notifications on Twitter.

As of now, with three new additions to Rocky Mountain College today, the list has grown to 142 commitments.

Whether you buy the hype for college football teams or not, Signing Day is a big day for many of the country's high school players. The kids who are signing their letters of intent are securing their futures and living out their dreams.

Last year, we created a list of all Montana prep football players who committed to continue their playing days at the college level. That list grew to 140 athletes after starting out with 68 kids in the original post. That was awesome to see.

Our original list this year starts with more names — we're already at 117 commitments (including some transfers) — and is sure to grow. The list is included below, sorted by college. If you notice somebody missing from this list, let me know by contacting me at or on Twitter (@SlimKimmel).

Congrats to all who signed!

Montana (13)

Shayne Cochran, LB, Culbertson

Evan Epperly, S, Kalispell Glacier

Kole Swartz, TE, Missoula Hellgate

Alex Thomas, LB, Great Falls CMR

Will Weyer, QB, Bozeman

Tristen Clark, WR, Deer Lodge

Ben D’Alton, DL, Billings Central

Sean Foley, WR, Whitefish

Carl Johnson, RB, Hardin

Riley Kack, FB, Bozeman

Tyler Richtmyer, LB, Missoula Sentinel

Dylan Stenseth, LB, Lewistown

Carson King, LB, Dillon

Montana State (10)

Grant Collins, LB, Bozeman

Austin Oldenburger, OL, Manhattan

Connor Sullivan, WR, Ennis

Trevin Thompson, K, Helena

Tucker Yates, DL, Colstrip

Hunter Mahlum, S, Missoula Hellgate (via Missoulian)

Noah James, RB, Kalispell Glacier (via Missoulian)

John D'Agostino, WR, Bozeman (via Bozeman Daily Chronicle)

Wilson Brott, Billings West (via Bozeman Daily Chronicle)

Koni Dole, Huntley Project (via Bozeman Daily Chronicle)

Wyoming (1)

Wade Cicierski, FB, Billings Senior

Washington (1)

Will Dissly, DE, Bozeman

Carroll (14)

Troy Arntson, WR/QB, Helena

McBride Galt, S, Helena

Reece Quade, LB, Billings Skyview

Eric Dawson, LB, Great Falls CMR

Mason Melby, RB/LB, Baker

Chris Emter, OL/DL, Livingston

Connor McGree, Butte Central

Andy Nemec, Missoula Hellgate

Pat Kosena, WR/DE, Missoula Loyola (via Missoulian)

Tony Madsen, RB/DB, Missoula Loyola (via Missoulian)

Matt McHugh, QB/DB, Missoula Loyola (via Missoulian)

Cody Lindstrand, DE, Great Falls

Jackson Marsh, WR/LB, Plentywood

Jake French, LB, Choteau

Rocky (19)

Zach Molyneaux, RB/LB, Chinook

Chase Bertelsen, LB, Wibaux

Kael Giebink, OL, Billings Senior

Weston Marsh, OL, Billings Central

Matthew Martinez-Tillman, LB, Laurel

Mitch Kaufman, RB/LB, Laurel

Caleb Benson, WR, Sidney

Tony Halverson, LB, Roundup

Wyatt Reierson, OL, Rosebud

Jake Bakken, Wibaux

Dayton Cogdill, LB, Billings Central

Christian Prevost, WR, Richey-Lambert

Taylor Schwartz, WR, Glendive

Gus Schaff, Billings Skyview

Keenan Hendrickson, Florence

Kyle Behner, RB, Stevensville

Tyler Ward, WR, Laurel

*Kodee Varner, RB, Baker (transfer from University of North Dakota)

Brandon Keim, Bozeman

Montana Tech (21)

James Foote, OT, Missoula Big Sky

Nic Amestoy, LB/FB, Helena

Daniel Van Dyke, CB, Helena Capital

Brad Humphreys, RB/OLB/K, Great Falls

Mick Paffhausen, S/WR, Dillon

Cameron Nissen, TE, Bigfork

Levi Lynde, WR/DB, Red Lodge

Ethan Reich, RB/LB, Anaconda

Zach Dennehy, OL, Kalispell Glacier

Zeb Bloom, QB/LB, Simms

Hunter Gappmayer, RB, Bozeman

Jack Hape, OG, Bozeman

Brock Beede, LB, Joliet

Trevor Hopf, OL, Billings Skyview

Jalen Whitley, OL, Billings Skyview

Zach Gavlak, DE/TE, Stevensville

Tyler Sanders, DT, Helena Capital (via Bobcat Beat)

Chris Johnson, CB, Bozeman (via Bozeman Daily Chronicle)

Seth Adams, FB, Harlem

John Brennan, OL/DL, Whitehall

Axel Bladholm, OL/DL, Kalispell Flathead

MSU Northern (12)

Matt Bachmeier, OT, Helena

Kyle Cochran, CB, Helena

Connor Benn, QB/CB, Ronan

Jeremy Eisenmann, OL/DL, Missoula Sentinel (via Missoulian)

Kagen Khameneh, TE, Missoula Sentinel (via Missoulian)

Hunter Croff, Belt

Holden Maki, Belt

Garet Fowler, LB, Belgrade (via Belgrade News)

*Thurman Holdsclaw, WR, Havre (transfer from Montana)

*C.J. Evans, QB, Havre (transfer from Minot State)

*David Cross, TE, Hot Springs (transfer from Montana)

*Ty Webb, Billings West (transfer from UM Western)

UM Western (28)

Aaron Loewen, OL, Red Lodge

Donovan Hucke, OL/DL, Dillon

Jake McElroy, OL/DL, Missoula Loyola

Wyatt Jenson, OL/DL, Polson

Whitley West, FB/WR/DE/LB, White Sulphur Springs

Kolby Tamol, OL, Helena

Alex Brunett, DB, Jefferson

Wyatt Laakso, OC, Bozeman

Connor Schulte, OG, Butte Central

Jesse Seliskar, OC, Helena

Jeremy “Bubba” Keller, DB/WR, Billings West

Jarred Kvamme, OG, Helena Capital

Braydon McKitrick, Ennis

M.J. Simkins, Dillon

Brenna Nielsen, WR, Billings Senior

Cody Connelly, WR, Billings Senior

Scottie Crigler, WR, Billings Senior

Denzel Maua, OL, Billings Senior

Calub Thilmony, LB, Whitefish (via Missoulian)

Chris Bergman, Stevensville

Josh Bauder, QB/DB, Hamilton

Matthew Turley, LB, Hamilton

Teague Blome, WR/DB, Hamilton

*Tres Cunningham,  QB, Missoula Sentinel (transfer from Spokane Falls Community College baseball)

Tyler Wesen, OL, Glasgow

Jammer Halverson, FB/DL, Helena

Kris Cleveland, WR, Hamilton

Jake Isbell, RB/LB, Helena Capital

Dickinson State (18)

Bryce Wigert, OL/DL, Anaconda

Jalen Hendrickson, QB/WR/DB, Froid-Lake

Trey Howard, S/QB, Plentywood

Devin Schwanz, OL, Plentywood

Jordan Walker, Baker

Jeff Fisher, OL, Baker

Dustin Irgens, OL, Baker

Logan Wilcox, TE/DE, Lewistown

Ben Herzog, QB/S, Miles City

Braden Collins, WR, Absarokee

Luke Schwagler, WR, Forsyth

Gage Adams, TE/LB, Forsyth

Blake Schwagler, QB, Forsyth

Oakley Ordahl, LB, Plentywood

Dolan Taylor, Circle

Kordell Cummins, OL, Hardin

*Braden Ler, TE, Savage (transfer from Carroll)

Tukker Toavs, Wolf Point

University of Mary (3)

Tanner Oblender, Huntley Project

Jared Smith, Glasgow

Austin Kendall, Sidney

Jamestown (1)

Grant Linde, K, Billings West

North Dakota State College of Science (1)

Dallas Cook, QB, Butte


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